01/02 December 2018
First Sunday of Advent
Waiting in Joyful Hope: The Season of Advent
‘Advent has a twofold character for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and likewise a time when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. For these two reasons, Advent is a period of devout and expectant delight.’
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul
The Annual Food Appeal for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul is taking place in the Parish until Sunday 9th December. The St. Vincent De Paul are very grateful for past contributions and once again are appealing for your help. Boxes for donations are available in the Church.
Christmas at the Dominicans
St. Saviour’s Dominican Church invites you to a festive Christmas Concert on Friday, December 14th beginning at 7:30pm. The concert will feature the St. Saviour’s Choir, the Adare Choir, and other performers. Tickets are €15 (or 4 for €50); Seniors and Students €10; Children are free.
Christmas Fair – Patrickswell: Patrickswell Community Council will host a Christmas Fair on Sunday 9th December from 11.30am in the Cu Chulainn Lounge. Tables are €10 each, book early as there is limited space available. For further details contact 061 320303 or email: email@example.com.
MILFORD LIGHTS: The ceremony to light up the Memory Tree at Milford Hospice Ceremony will take place on Sunday December 9th at 6.00pm. Everyone is welcome to sponsor a light and it’s not just for those who have used the services of Milford. Lights can be sponsored for €5.00 from now until Christmas and will shine throughout the festive season. Orders can be placed on line at milfordcarecentre.ie or by calling the Fundraising Department on 061 485859 or 061 485860.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart on Friday 7th December at 10.15 pm with Mass and again at 12.00 midnight in Raheen Church. Confession and Adoration available between the two Masses.
Ballybrown Journal Launch
On Monday December 3rd at 9.00pm in the Ballybrown GAA Club. Hurler of the year, All Star and Limerick All Ireland Senior Hurling medal winner Cian Lynch will launch the 2018 edition of the Ballybrown Journal and the Liam McCarthy Cup will be on show. All are welcome, refreshments afterwards.
Sat 1st Michael and Marie Behan; John Hehir; and Mary O Connor.
Sun 2nd Dec. Harry and Mary Lyons; John, William, Mark and Teresa Winters.
Wed 5th Michael Hogan and Parents. Michael and Bridget; Mick and Kitty McCormack.
Fri 7th Bridget O’Brien.
Sat 8th John and Maureen Sheehan. 1st Anniversary – Jean O’Gorman McNamara.
Sat 1st Michael and Mabel Rice.
Sun 2nd: Month’s Mind – Leonard Enright. Anniversary – Willie O’Brien.
Sat 8th Elizabeth and Denis Ryan and his mother Mary; Michael O’Brien.
Sun 9th Dr Noel Collins; Michael O’Kelly; John Quain.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Parish Masses This Week
Patrickswell: 9.30am – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Friday 7th Dec: No Morning Mass.
Friday 7th December: Vigil Mass at 6.30 pm for Holy Day Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Saturday 8th December: Holy Day Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Morning Mass at 11.30 am for Holy Day
Saturday: Vigil Mass 6.30pm.
Adoration: Thursday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and Saturday from 8.00am to 12 Noon.
Baptisms: 2nd and 4th weekends of the month on Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday at 12.30pm.
Next Baptismal Gathering Tuesday 11th December in Church Meeting Room at 7.30pm.
Ballybrown: 9.30am – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.
Wednesday: Adoration from 7.00pm to 8.00pm followed by Mass at 8.00pm.
Friday 7th Dec: No Morning Mass.
Friday 7th December: Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm for Holy Day Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Saturday 8th December: Holy Day Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Morning Mass at 10.00 am for Holy Day
Saturday: Vigil Mass 8.00pm.
Baptisms: 1st and 3rd weekends of the month on Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday at 12.30pm.
Next Baptismal Gathering is Monday 17th December at 7.30pm in the Church.
Baptisms to be booked one month in advance with Parish Office.
Baptisms: We welcome into our Christian community Cara Marie, Barnakyle, Patrickswell and Ruby Clara Madigan, Old Cratloe Road, Limerick who were baptised recently.
Fr Mike: 061 353711 Mobile: 087 1279015
Parish Office: 061 353454.
Offertory Collection Last Weekend: €2,050.00
November Diocesan Needs Collection: €459.40
Thank You For Your Support.